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C2G Model 03044 6 ft. DB9 F/F Null Modem Cable - Beige F-F
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Just what I needed. Good length.

Cons: Wish I hadn't got rid of all these cables I used to have.

Other Thoughts: Amazing that you still need one of these for InfoBlox appliances.

Lenovo Desktop PC K410 (11681DU) Intel Core i5 2320 (3.00 GHz) 8 GB DDR3 2 TB HDD Intel HD Graphics 2000 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Neat looking case.
Colored LED lights and speed control switch.
Excellent performance (CPU rated 7.4, RAM rated 7.6, gaming graphics 5.8 in the Windows Performance Index)
Runs cool and quiet, even under load
No bloatware installed!!! Only had to uninstall McAfee trial and load Microsoft Security Essentials to be all set.
Boots up in ~30 seconds or less.

Cons: Proprietary connector on the stock PSU to control the CPU speed switch/front LED lights. Makes it very difficult to upgrade to PSU/Graphics. [Reason why it lost 1 egg in the rating].

Other Thoughts: Bought it with the intention of upgrading the PSU so I could upgrade the graphics. The connector on the LiteOn 280W power supply that comes with it is labeled "P9" and is a 5V 3-pin connector; a lot like a standard fan connector, but made nonstandard by Lenovo. Any other non-Lenovo power supply does not have this connector. Leaving this connector off unpowered means you loose not only the front LED light (green/red/blue), but you loose the ability to control the CPU's power scheme (Cool, Turbo, and Auto). It becomes stuck on Auto, which means the CPU clock speed varies between 1.5GHz and 3.2GHz. Turbo sets it to always be at 3.2GHz. Cool set it to almost always be at 1.5GHz.

Anyway, to regain this control and LEDs, I picked up an ATX molex 4-pin male to 3-pin female cable, cut the vertical plastic guides off the 3-pin end, and re-wired it so that black-wires went to black-wires and red-wires went to re-wires. The re-wire is extremely important. Hooked it up and now I've got a 650W power supply in this unit and dedicated graphics (rated 6.9 on Windows Experience Index).

Jabra HALO2 Black Stereo Bluetooth Headset Multiuse / DSP Technology (100-96500002-02)
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  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Great design and look. Seemed like microphone quality would be good.

Cons: Defective: Sound only came out of right earpiece no matter what device I paid it with. Even paired it with my MacBook Air where I could explicitly choose that it should be a Stereo audio profile.

Also, there is no conventional on/off switch. In order to turn it off, you have to fold up the headphones. Constantly having to fold/unfold the headphones, I'd imagine, would be like bending the tab of a soda can back and forth and back and forth. You know what happens when you do that?

Other Thoughts: One egg for design. Another egg for the speed of newegg's RMA process. That's it. I would have considered exchanging the unit through Jabra, but they're not open on the weekend.

After many many years of products from newegg, this was my first defective... anything. I was not aware that I would be responsible for return shipping costs. I'm not upset about it, I just think it's something everyone needs to be more aware of.


Marc T.'s Profile

Display Name: Marc T.

Date Joined: 02/04/06

  • Reviews: 6
  • Helpfulness: 5
  • First Review: 01/06/12
  • Last Review: 11/21/15
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